Tuesday, July 16, 2002

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Miss Universe Entered the Miss Universe delegate info into an ACCESS database. (you can get the db for yourself here if you want to play with it-and you can check out the delegates here-I had to make some judgements on sight obviously-Ms. Puerto Rico is rather sightly if I must say so) There were 73 delegates.... 35 white 12 black 15 mixed race 6 Asian 4 East Indians 1 Of the countries-I classified majority races.... 32 white 13 black 7 Asian 14 mixed Race 3 Native American (Pre-Columbian) 2 East Indian 1 Pacific Islander Hair color- 10 blondes 37 brown 26 black (sometimes I took the the delegate's word, but sometimes I let my eyes make the final decision :) Eye color- 48 brown 11 blue 12 green 2 hazel Using names and physical inspection-I find that the following numbers were or were not ethnic and/or racial and/or religious minorities 29 were minorities 44 were not 4 of the white nations sent non-white delegates 5 of the black nations sent non-black delegates (please note that many were obviously physically far more racially mixed than the norm of their respective nation-though in the United States some may have been termed black [high-yellow or red-bone types]-though Ms. South Africa was obviously white) 1 Asian nation sent a non-Asian delegate, Singapore where it seemed to me they sent an Indian women. Though physically she seemed Indian to me-her name was Muslim, so I thought maybe Malay, but when I looked at her interview she said she was a lawyer-so I put Indian knowing how many Singaporean lawyers were Indian All 3 Native American nations sent non-Native American delegates, I believe Mestizos 1 nation with an East Indian majority (Mauritius) sent a black delegate (a large minority there) 8 delegates from "Mixed-race" nations were not of Mixed-race themselves. Most of these were whites from Latin America from mestizo nations-though there was a black woman from Hondorus and Columbia. There was only one blonde from Latin America-Ms. Uruguay, and she modestly put her hair color as "brown" though she was far more blonde than some of the supposed blondes (Ms. Sweden was half-black and put "blonde" as her hair color-though it seemed closer to a very dark auburn-I thought Swedes knew English?) Ms. Egypt seemed to be a white immigrant-Ms. Malaysia as usual was ethnic Chinese, though Ms. France was white for a change (usually it seems they're black). I was surprised that some countries from Latin American sent very dark-skinned, even black, delegates. Perhaps we are getting more progressive in terms of beauty standards.... Update: check out the "native costume" get-ups. Ms. South Africa is a white girl prancing around in a Zulu princess outfit while Ms. Sweden is a black girl dressed up as a freckle-faced milk-maid or something. Ms. Uruguay's dress needs to be seen to be described. Anyway, it's a good laugh. Correction: a brilliant reader looked up info on Ms. Egypt-she's an Arab. Perhaps Lebanese? She mentions have visited that country so maybe her ancestral home. Who knows.

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